Sore throat ? Two homemade gargle recipes for immediate relief

Here is an age-old gesture good for health, hygiene and well-being to adopt urgently: gargling.

They make it possible to locally treat an irritated mucous membrane by cleaning up the throat and the whole of the mouth. From the first tingling, our grandmothers used salt water solutions: the salt helps to eliminate excess liquid from swollen and inflamed tissues, responsible for sore throats when swallowing.

Immediate relief guaranteed!

Thyme preparations have anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory properties.

Feel free to alternate recipes!

Recipe for the simplest gargle:

  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 3 large spoonfuls of cider vinegar

Simmer water (80/90°), pour into a bowl, add 1 pinch of coarse sea salt and 3 large spoonfuls of cider vinegar.

Gargle with this preparation several times a day. The effect is sanitizing

Lemon/thyme gargle recipe:

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 infusette of thyme or 1 tablespoon of dried thyme.
  • 1 lemon
  • Simmer water (80/90°)

Pour 1 teaspoon of coarse salt, dried thyme or the juice of a lemon into the water.
Leave to infuse for 5 minutes, covering the bowl with 1 plate containing fresh water.

How to gargle?

  • Take a sip of the preparation.
  • Gradually tilt your head back, at about 30°, keeping the back of your throat closed so as not to swallow, make a slight noise: grrrrrrr.
  • You feel the water “bubbling” in the back of your mouth.
  • Rinse your throat with the solution for about thirty seconds before spitting it out.
  • Repeat several times until the end of the preparation
  • You can repeat 3 to 5 times a day until the pain and inflammation subside.

Contact our dietician Valérie for a personalized follow-up:
Valerie Schellingen

DE dietitian nutritionist, coach and certified mental trainer
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